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>> hands up. >> i wouldn't want to you do anything like stab me. >> this is good. >> disgusting. >> have a great weekend. see you on monday. this is a fox news alert. i'm bret baier in washington. a suicide car bombing outside the american consulate in erbil. the situation is rapidly deteriorating regarding isis terrorists in iraq. we have james rosen here in the bureau with how iran is looking to expand its bank account. we start off, though with white house chief correspondent ed henry and new details about what the president may be willing to do to get a deal done with iran. good evening, ed. >> good evening. that left the door wide open to
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giving iran quicker sanctions relief on the hill. watch. >> reporter: president obama said he did not want to interfere with secretary of state john kerry's negotiations but signals he's open to letting iran get immediate relief just days after the supreme leader ayatollah said that was a key condition to get it done in june. >> part of that is to sometimes find formulas that get to our main concerns while allowing the other side to make a presentation to their politic that is more acceptable. >> reporter: in a news conference with italy's prime minister, the president added twice with emphasis his main concern instead is making sure
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that if iran breaks the agreement sanctions can be snapped back in place and downplayed the fact that vladimir putin is selling iran's defense sismissiles. >> i'm frankly surprised that it held this long given that they were no prohibited from selling defensive weapons. >> that came as john boehner sharpened his attacks on the president for taking a back seat against isis in iraq. >> i think the fact that the iraqis had to call or accept an offer from the iranians to help them direct the fight going on in tikrit is -- should be an embarrassment to our country. >> reporter: meanwhile, in another key iraqi city in erbil, isis launched an attack on the u.s. consulate starting with a car bomb followed by an eight-man assault team. so all u.s. personnel were accounted for. >> i think that iraq remains a
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deang dangerous place. >> reporter: and martin dempsey suggested it does not matter much that isis has advanced on ramadi. >> the city itself is not -- >> it was stunning since ramadi is a place where in 2006 u.s. forces led a ferocious battle to take the city back as part of the anbar awakening. >> and now this general says that it really doesn't matter? i wonder what he would say to the families of those marines and soldiers, those brave americans who were killed and wounded in the battle for ramadi? >> reporter: now we've just learned that the president spoke by phone with the king of saudi arabia about yemen where iran-backed hout three houthi rebels have taken hold. bret? >> who knows what it is doing
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with all of the cash. here's chief washington cropped james rosen. >> reporter: good evening. this is an extraordinary tale where one of the key conditions said at the very outset ensured that this money would flow into the coffers of the regime. the islamic regime has been receiving $750 million a month in assets unfrozen by the u.s. and negotiating partners. all of that money now in the hands has so far added up to 10 billion. one year ago the state department vowed to not let these funds be put to ill use. >> this money could be use to provide rockets to -- >> we found out that they were not using any money of them for sanctionsable activities, it would be a huge problem i can
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assure you of that. >> reporter: but they have not misused the unfrozen funds is at best and the director of national intelligence recently certified that as of february 13th iran was still developing increasingly sophisticated missiles and provided robust military support to damascus itself a state sponsor of terrorism including arms funding direct combat support, activities posing an ongoing threat to u.s. national interests. >> iran is continuing nefarious activities in the region including financing and supporting terrorism, training terrorists trying to subvert the regional order will be facilitated by greater access to these financial resources that iran could not get to -- in the past. >> reporter: with greater certainty, the state department says the unfrozen assets are separate from long-standing legal claims being pressed in federal court against the regime by hundreds of american families
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victimized by terrorist acts, either directly carried out or aided by iran including the 1979 hostage crisis and hezbollah's deadly bombing four years later of a u.s. marine barrack in beirut. >> we've always said that every issue is separate from the nuclear issue, that we don't tie it to an issue with iran because let's say you can't get a nuclear agreement. we want to not be able to solve the other issues. >> reporter: if iran recoups all of its frozen assets and resumes normal oil sells, it will reap $420 billion over the next 15 years, all in exchange, bret, for maintaining a frozen but not dismantled nuclear program. >> james, thank you. it's campaign announcement season. tonight, we have news about one particular prospective presidential hopeful, former arkansas governor mike huckabee told us today that he had news to make. >> so it's decision time. where are you? >> i will announce on may the
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5th in my hometown of hope, arkansas, what my plans are going to be and i'll let everybody -- come to hope. you'll find out what is going to happen. >> last time you said that all factors say go but my heart says no. >> yeah. >> you said you prayed about it last time he had haddingading into the 2012 election. you've done the same, i suppose? >> absolutely. i don't think anybody should render into a decision that is this monumental, not just for me but for my entire family without a lot of prayer, a lot of thoughtful consideration a lot of consultation with friends and family members and so all of that is a very important factor in leading up to the decision that i will make and make clear on may the 5th. >> i won't press you here but let me talk about the path. >> okay. >> iowa is key for you. you won the iowa caucuses back
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in 2008. >> yeah. >> how do you paint the picture of your path to the nomination? >> well we know that iowa is going to be an important part of that path. there's going to be an expectation that i will do well there. i don't know nor would i declare i've got to win iowa or i can't go forward. i think that would be absurd because i don't think it's all based on one state. but clearly coming out of iowa with momentum is important. we need to do well in south carolina. we need to show that we at least are competing in new hampshire. it's a tougher state because it tends to be maybe a little more to the center and left and i'm a little more to the right. may 5th is the day that i'll make an announcement and i hope that people will come to hope arkansas, and not just to tour the bill clinton birthplace but there's going to be an announcement that day and everybody will know for sure whether mike huckabee is in the race or not. >> kind of ironic that it's in
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hope, arkansas. >> i think it's symbolic. this is a town that i grew up in. it's a small town and like so many other places in america. the little house that i grew up in on second street that my dad worked two jobs to pay the rent on is still standing. i'm amazed it's still there but it's still there. the old high school i went to, still there. a lot of great memories. i think it will be worth tuning in for. >> may 5th in hope, arkansas. huckabee is part of a herd of republican presidential hopefuls or would-bes rumbling through new hampshire this weekend for another 2016 cattle call of sorts. chief political correspondent carl carl is live tonight. >> reporter: most are going to speak to speeches and they are going to introduce themselves to the voters so there's a lot of repetition and they need to
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aggressively distinguish themselves from one another. new jersey governor chris christie spent the last three days at the summit. >> the american people are anxious. you are filled with anxiety, not anger. they are worried about their country and they should be and the reason for that is absolutely feckless leadership by this president. >> reporter: his personality has sometimes been a liability. but he wore it like a badge. >> some people say i'm too direct, too straightforward. i think we can use that in washington, d.c., and rick perry is not enough for republicans to just complain. >> america is at a time of testing and our leaders are failing the test. the conservative movement must be the agent of reform. >> reporter: at a town hall meeting last night in new
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hampshire, jeb bush was asked about loretta lynch and said the president should have the right to pick his own team. >> someone as supportive about the president's policies, whether you agree with them or not, there should be some deference to the executive. >> reporter: this morning bush told reporters afterwards he's the most conservative in the pack. >> i would match my record with anybody who is thinking about running or any governor during the last, you know, 20 years. it's a i'm not kidding record. it's a one with results. >> reporter: and again confronted suspicions. >> a lot of us are not looking for a republican in name only. and i don't want a coronation on our side by any stretch of the imagination. >> i don't see any coronation coming my way. i'll have to earn it. no one is going to give it to me. that is more than apparent. >> bush today suggested that the eligibility age for social security should be increased in quote short order.
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he's essentially following chris christie who is trying to set himself apart from the rest of the pack. >> carl, thanks. up next, muslims on an immigrant boat throw a dozen christians overboard to their death. first, fox 59 in indianapolis with an aids outbreak in southeastern indiana. the state health department says 120 cases are confirmed with ten others being investigated. this is attributed to drug users sharing needles. fox 25 in boston with the parents of marathon bombing victim martin richard asking that the death penalty be removed from consideration for dzhokhar tsarnaev. bill and denise richards say the sentencing could bring years of appeals and prolonging the most painful day of their lives. and this is a live look at seattle. they have obtained the 911 tape of the baggage handler who awoke
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to find himself trapped in the cargo hold of an alaska airlines plane. >> hello, i'm trapped in this plane. and i called my job but i'm in this plane. >> you're what? >> i feel like i'm in the plane and that it's moving in the air. can somebody stop it? >> well, fortunately the plane turned around and landed. the worker was unhurt. that is -- but the airline has banned him from, working its flights for life. that's tonight's live look outside the beltway. we'll be right back.
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senior correspondent amy kellogg has the horrifying details. >> it's not just traffickers that can be cruel. 15 muslim men from different parts of africa are charged with throwing 12 christians overboard to their death. they started praying to god when their raft started to deflate. a muslim asked why not allah and that's when the fight broke out. >> the problem is not of our region. it's a problem of human dignity. we are absolutely committed to solving this problem and i am confident that it will become a priority that we agree to resolve. >> reporter: italy already overwhelmed by the steady stream of refugees making the 200-mile trip from libya has been on edge
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since isis gained a hold on libya. the chaos is hastening the desperate exodus of people from all over africa and the middle east through libya. these people were caught in another tragedy. a gas explosion in a holding facility badly injured many. their handlers forced them onto boats. >> we've seen severe burns but they are usually due to the condition onboard the boat, nothing as bad as this. >> 10,000 people attempted to flee to europe from libya this week alone. 400 died along the way and the peak season for these sorts of dangerous voyages is only now just beginning. italy cannot resettle all of these refugees. >> amy, thank you. an ohio man plotting to commit terrorism in the u.s. pled not guilty today.
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president obama is scolding the republican-led senate's failure to vote on his attorney general nominee, loretta lynch, calling the delays crazy. >> i have to say that there are times where the dysfunction in the senate just goes too far.
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this is an example of it. it's gone too enough. enough. call loretta lynch for a vote. get her confirmed. let her do her job. this is embarrassing. a process like this. >> senate majority leader mitch mcconnell has delayed the vote wanting to vote on a sex trafficking bill. democrats failed to read the bill and passed it out of committee and then complained the bill borrowed money from the victim's fund from being used for abortions. what could turn out to be the biggest free trade deal ever is dividing president obama's own party tonight. many democrats say agreed to yesterday it would send american jobs overseas. correspondent kevin corke looks
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at both sides tonight. >> first of all, i want to congratulation senators widen and hatch forwyden and hatch. >> reporter: this bipartisanship is over shadowed by the strong opposition within the president's own party. elizabeth warren, chuck schumer and nancy pelosi have all criticized the proposal saying it would add provisions onto deals that wouldn't pass muster on their own. >> i'm concerned that we're rushing too quickly that will have major economic consequences. >> all of the evidence that i've seen is that this hurts middle class incomes and i can't be forward in that regard. >> reporter: the bill would give congress an up or down vote with no amendments on a deal that would authorize the white house to create the largest trade agreement in american history. the transpacific partnership, a sweeping 12-country pact
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including partners like australia, japan, mexico and canada. >> the trade agreement i'm proposing would actually strengthen our ability to force other markets open and strengthen our position compared to where we are right now. >> and i think we'll get there because it's hard for me to imagine the democrats here in the house or senate are going to walk away from their president. >> reporter: the deal could also have serious political implications for 2016. while gop presidential candidate marco rubio has addressed strong support democrat hillary clinton hasn't decided. in her memoir "hard choices," clinton seemed to back the partnership when she wrote "it's safe to say that the ttp won't be perfect but its higher standards if implemented and enforced should benefit american businesses and workers." but her spokesman seems to be dialing back that sentiment saying that the former secretary will be watching chosely to see
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what is being done about currency deflation and may come out against the deal. bret? >> kevin, thank you. rough days against the market today. the dow lost 279 points and s & p fell 24 and nasdaq down 26. for the week, the dow dropped 1.25%. when we come back, an announcement about an announcement from one presidential hopeful and a look at how these mostly big events are pulled off.
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this is a fox news alert. earlier we heard from former arkansas governor mike huckabee about his plans regarding the 2016 presidential race. >> i will announce on may the 5th in my hometown of hope, arkansas, what my plans are going to be and i'll let everybody just say, come to hope on may the 5th and you'll find out what is going to happen. >> financially, obviously this is going to take a lot of money and people question is huckabee going to be able to hold his own on the finance deal? >> i'll have a lot more money to start with than i probably had well into the campaign eight years ago. >> but you're in the game. i mean, moneywise.
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>> i'm confident that we're going to have the money to compete. >> the all-star panel is standing by early to breakdown huckabee's likely campaign. but first let's get more tonight on the trappings of making a campaign announcement. here's fox news media analyst and host of media buzz howard kurtz. >> campaigns are about stagecraft as much as mere words. ted cruz roaming the stage at liberty university, pitching his speech to religious conservatives. >> so i'm hitting the road to win your vote. >> reporter: the slogan affecting his outsider status, defeat the washington machine. clinton's schedule was a mystery as she took off for iowa in a van.
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marco rubio's background bearing his name and a new american century. clinton picked up on a security camera ordering lunch at chipotle. and aggressive interviews on the "today" show, ted cruz was asked by matt lauer if he's experienced enough and savannah guthrie asked about changing his stance. clinton only has talked to reporters briefly in iowa and walking away. for all of the elaborate stagecraft such interviews sends a message that they are willing to avoid tough questions. bret? >> howard thank you. bringing in kristin powers and syndicated columnist charles krauthammer.
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this is part of the presidential contender series that we do laying out the possible contenders and the huckabee campaign-to-be said they have news to make. i'm not a big fan, george of the announcement to make an announcement. but as you ask him more questions, it's almost sure that he's running and an announcement in hope, arkansas. what about huckabee and his chances? >> well, he won the iowa caucuses in 2008 and what we learned is that he can run strong but run only where evangelicals are a big portion of the electorates and this time they will have not only huckabee but santorum again to choose from. but they'll have the sons of two pastors, ted cruz and scott walker of wisconsin. then comes new hampshire with historically and hospitable candidates and south carolina
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has been transformed in a generation by boeing and bmw. it's not your typical deep south southern state anymore. and then nevada which last time i checked, is not a nest of evangelical christians. so he has to get what he hopes is the primary, the primaries in the state of the football conference where he may do well. >> he won the iowa caucuses in 2008 and came in second behind john mccain. what about this prospect? >> i think george is right. he's in this contention for the so-called evangelical candidate position. he's a catholic but still in the running. other catholics are in the running for that. i think huckabee is in the best position for that but i also think even his supporters don't tend to really believe he's going to win the presidency. they talk about it more as to show their force and their support of him. it's really stepped him up more
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as a vice presidential candidate which is something that -- then they would feel that their voices being represented on the ticket. >> arguably, he's going to have this event in hope, arkansas. probably not to say i'm not running but -- in hope arkansas the home of bill clinton, he says he's been attacked by the clinton machine before and he's come out on top. >> lock i think his strategy is not the same as it was in '08. if he goes only for the evangelical vote, he's not going to go anywhere. he has to compete with a lot of other candidates who have appeal. but he's different from what he was in '08. i think he has a more populist appeal and an anti hp-establishment and he's had this popular show on fox and he's more widely known and he's not just a regional or sectarian candidate. so i think he has that
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advantage. whether it's enough to carry him through, i don't know. i really don't think so but, nonetheless, i wouldn't just see him as competing for the evangelical vote because if he does it's not a path to the nomination. >> well we'll talk more about the race for 2016 when we come back. the new s6 hits the stores and i'm like... whoa. open the box and... (sniffing) new phone smell. jump on a video chat with my friend. he's a real fan boy, so i can't wait to show this off. picture is perfect. i got mine at verizon. i... didn't. it's buffering right out of the box he was impressed. i couldn't be happier. couldn't see him but i could hear him making fun of me. vo: you waited this long for the s6 so why settle for anything less than verizon. you want me to pick just one? yeah, right. i say if it looks tasty, order it. because at red lobster's create your own seafood trio i can have it all. choose 3 of 9 dishes for just $15.99. like the creamy
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my record is a conservative one. it's a i'm not kidding one and it's an i did it. >> we can no longer afford to have weakness in the oval office. we've got strength and clarity and hard truths. >> three of the potential candidates up in new hampshire. this has been a busy week in politics. we started the week with hillary clinton on her road trip and making that historic stop at
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chipotle where every report talked about it and now we end with marco rubio and these pictures obtained by independent journal review also at chipotle and ordering guac. a free advertisement for chipotle. there's not a chipotle inside this but we do this here where people are putting their $100 in chips. let's start with the republicans and george. >> 35 to scott walker and 25 to bush because they've shown the most appeal in our republican party. 15 to rubio because he rolled himself out well and has shown tremendous political talents. chris christie because he earned our gratitude this week by raising an issue no one wants to talk about which is the
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unsustainable state and the fact that mr. bush is not with an insurmountable lead that will get casekasich to try again and $1 on donald trump on the hope that he'll be run and we'll be spared ever more this charade of his. >> wow. by the way, this is a $5 table. but i'll allow the $1 bets this time because we did have a twitter -- somebody on twitter, jim mcdonald he put in his dead heat, $33 for bush $33 for walker and $1 for the chipotle tip jar. >> i think there's going to be a midwestern governor and someone out of florida and then some sort of evangelical-type
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candidate but i'm speaking over that candidate because i don't think that person will become the nominee. if i'm looking at who i think will become the nominee, walker i think is the most likely in terms of being the midwestern governor and i think that jeb bush is probably the most likely to make it out of florida but i think rubio has been in the process so i'll give him 10. i think he's more likely a vp candidate if it's walker but i think he's had a good rollout. >> okay. charles? >> well, i remain with rubio at the top of my list because he showed a real political astuteness when he's in chipotle, he was not wearing shades. that really shows a common touch. that's how you're supposed to do it. karl rove said that when hillary and i think it was huma that was with her, they were both wearing shades in chipotle. they looked like fugitives on the lam wanted in four states for a failed foreign policy. i thought that was a good line
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that i had to steal. i remain bullish on the bush and walker i do admire christie for raising social security but it's like mondale declaring that reagan says he won't raise your taxes and i will and it's a fatal piece of honesty. i understand it's his appeal and perhaps with a long shot it will work and a way to distinguish himself but i would have to say that half of the republican field will attack him on that because it's not a popular move. i have $5 still on cruise and i am now -- i have fallen off the wagon. i'm no longer contributing to my retirement fund. it has a more lasting effect. >> i wanted to play this sound bite before we left the republican casino and this is jeb bush being questioned by audience member in new hampshire today.
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>> i don't want a coronation on our side by any stretch of the imagination. >> i don't see any coronation coming my way, trust me. >> good. i'm glad you feel like that. i hope you feel like an underdog. >> i'm really intimidating a whole bunch of folks aren't i? >> with that, let's head into the democratic casino, which is as you see much fewer -- many fewer possible candidates and obviously one big one that got a lot of attention this week. george? >> well, i'm putting $51 on hillary clinton and $49 on some one so obscure he doesn't even know he's running but i think he should. that's sherrod brown. he doesn't want to break up banks too big to fail. he's right about that. he's from a swing state and has enormous political skills as
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he's shown in that state and which he has shown none of. >> kristen, we're going to talk about trade but a couple of possible candidates, martin o'malley and bernie sanders pretty much stepping out and saying hillary clinton needs to step with them on this trade issue. >> well she's going to be getting pressure from the left. those are the two most likely people who would throw their hat in the ring. but if we're going to look at just who possibly could win, i put 100 on hillary because she's the only real candidate. martin o'malley is not our next president. nor is barney sanders. getting somebody else into the race is obviously going to be hillary, whether you think she should be or not. i think she's going to have a lot of answering to do to people on the left. >> okay. black plays. black chips on the play. 100 for hillary. what have you got? >> i'm down to 85 because the only question in this race is will elizabeth warren ever get
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in be provoked? she has no intention to. >> no is not good enough for you. >> no, i am not running. no. >> it's not good enough because there's a 15% chance in fact a precisely 15% chance that she would enderter the race as one issue unfolds. hillary has been hiding from every issue around. she won't speak to anybody and orders her stuff at chipotle which is not really a source of controversy. but, for example, she's going to have to declare herself on the trade agreement which we'll talk about in the next segment which the democratic left hates. it's an important issue and the question is, will there ever be enough issues that will pile up enough to provoke elizabeth warren into running? and that's where i have my 15%. that's where i am with her right now, absent her going into the race it's 100% hillary. >> okay. on the republican side not a surprise. a lot of people at home put more
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part of john's job and part of the iranian negotiator's job and part of the p 5 plus 1's job is to sometimes find formulas that get to our main concerns while allowing the other side to make a presentation to their body politic that is for acceptable. our main concern here is
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making sure that if iran doesn't abide by its agreement that we don't have to jump through a whole bunch of hoops in order to sanctions. >> president obama today saying he is open to allowing iran to get immediate sanctions relief in this negotiation as it continues in order to make it more palatable for tehran. >> we're back with the panel. starting there in the lightning round, charles? >> i'm glad you led the show with that because i think everybody else missed that. everybody is talking about obama's earn on the corker amendment. that is irrelevant. what obama said there is earth-shattering. he basically said when the ayatollah said i will not accept an agreement you don't lift sanctions the day it's signed and our position has always been that's never going to happen, it has to be a gradual relaxation. only after the iaea has said that you you are supposed to do. this is a cave. he is essentially saying
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well really all i care about is that i can snap the sanctions again if you cheat. which, of course is never going to happen. he is essentially, as you say, giving away or prepares to preparing a way to give away which appear to be a nonnegotiable demand on our part. gradual relaxation of sanctions. this is an awful moment. >> kirsten? >> well, yeah, i think when -- if you remember the way this was characterized is you have the ayatollah selling this to his audience and says it's sort of this isn't actually what's going to happen. so for the president to cave on this on something that it seems at this point now he just wants any deal. just to be able to say that he had a deal and being willing to give up something that i think, you know, and i have been supported of the deal and this is very detrimental there is no point of doing a deal unless you are absolutely sure that you have been able to get inspectors in and verify it before the sanctions are lifted. >> this has been exercise in
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counting unhatched chickens so far. we have given as charles says on the sanctions inspections are left. and the ayatollah must be kicking himself saying why didn't i think of other things to demand t this point. so ask yourself would he, meaning president obama not concede at this point? it's hard to think of anything. >> trade we talked about it briefly in the last panel. this is a split in the democratic party that is pretty significant. george, hillary clinton in 2011 supported this trade deal, the fast track and also the transpacific partnership. now, she is going to wait and see. not so sure. >> this is particularly puzzle ling because her husband's finest achievement was nafta. which he achieved largely with republican help and against the whims of his own party it is a litmus test trade because the left does not want any economic activity that is not super intended by government in the form of tariffs and regulations and all the
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left. the labor adherence in congress are opposed to this, but they are joined by tea party who don't care about trade. they just don't want to give any discretion to the president. >> got to go. winners and losers because i'm running out of time. charles, winner? >> my winner is putin. about the 8th week in a row that he wins. obama astonishingly gave him a pass in the press conference on his announcement that he is going to be giving to the iranians, selling to the iranians the most sophisticated anti-defense system in the world which will protect their nuclear facilities. obama not only sort of gave him a pass on this. you would expect he would be critical because this is a slap in the face at us and at our allies. but he said you know, he i sort of -- i expected him to do this year's ago. he gave him a pat on the back. and, as a result, the loser of the week, once again, probably eighth week in a row is israel. this is once these missiles are delivered, that will be end of any window israel has to prevent an iranian
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nuclear bomb. >> quickly, winners and losers? >> winners are democrats just because the economy looks to be having a lot more consumer confidence. bloomberg had a poll out this week showing for the first time in five years the president's handling is seen more positively than negatively that trend is good. the losers are middle eastern christians who are victims of ethnic cleansing and nobody seems to care. including our president who stood there today, ignored the question, as the prime minister sat there and said that nothing happened when a bunch of christians were drowned for praying. >> george? >> loser of the week jerry that do tradeau the cartoonists asked for it because they lampooned as they do all religions, islam. the winner the chicago cubs haven't won a world series since 1908. after 117 years rebuilding effort chris bryant today was 0 for 4. five left on base. we don't care.
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finally tonight, we want to end the week by giving a big "special report," congratulations to our friend and my mentor brit hume. earlier today brit received honorary doctor of law degree from pepperdine university. he also gave the commencement address at the pepperdine school of policy where he offered advice for the future. >> as you get out into the world and in everypersonal life, professional life whatever you do you are going to make a mistakes. if you have made a mistake if you have made a blunder admit it to yourself is and got to the people admitted by it and go to them and tell them you are sorry full-heartedly and openly. the fact of the matter is that people who do that make an enormous impression. it is the right thing to do. it's the polar thing to do but it's also the smart thing to do.
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>> a little lesson on this friday. thanks for inviting us into your home tonight. that's it for this "special report," fair balanced and unafraid. greta goes "on the record" right now. make it a great weekend with. ♪ ♪ my name is amir hekmati. >> an american marine has been held in the most brutal iranian prison the one known for torture. >> for three and a half years this man has been tortured. >> they had told him that his mother was killed in a car accident. >> amir is innocent. i really miss him. >> amir is worth fighting for. >> this is a former marine. >> he is an american citizen. >> please, #free amir now. we felt like, you know there should have been more done. >> they sit him up. they lied to him. they torture him. >> we do what we promise. we leave no sol


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